By Emily Schwartz
Posted 08.04.2010 at 3:05 pm 1 Comment
With resumes that list achievements like "built wallpaper that turns noise into energy" and "devised a nuclear-fusion reactor," these 10 inventive teens are headed to America's best colleges. After that? It's off to save the world- or maybe invent a new one.
This past weekend, high school students from all over the country gathered at California's NASA Ames Research Center to meet their brilliant peers, present their groundbreaking research -- and chat with interested venture capitalists on the side.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.